Practice theory: a one week intensive PG course at Lancaster University

Monday 27 April 2020, 9:00am to Friday 1 May 2020, 4:00pm


Lancaster University

Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Public, Staff


Cost to attend - booking required

Registration Info

To apply, send a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a brief statement (no more than 1 page) about your interests and why you want to join the course to Emma Taylor, the Sociology Department’s Postgraduate Coordinator, at by Friday 21st February.

Event Details

Applications are invited from postgraduate students or early career academics interested in participating in a one-week intensive course at Lancaster University.


Deadline for applications: Friday 21st February

Taught by experts in theories of practice, including Stanley Blue, Allison Hui, Ted Schatzki, Elizabeth Shove and Nicola Spurling, this course aims to introduce students to aspects of theories of practice that have contributed to thinking about sociological issues, such as power, time, variation, materiality, method, and to show how practice theory has informed research in a number of substantive areas including in management, education, health, and energy. To these ends, the course blends lectures and short, provocative talks, with various linked exercises and cross-disciplinary group work.

The course is credit bearing. 20 MA credits (transferable in the UK system), and 10 ECTS credits.

Link to the full Course Outline . SOCL955 Practice Theory. 2019-20

Contact Details

Name Emma Taylor, PG Coordinator